Our students want to make the world a better place. We prepare them to be leaders who advance the public good. The School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs (SPGIA) provides undergraduate and graduate students the skills, knowledge, and analytic abilities to be leaders and managers in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. We are a highly-ranked, nationally-recognized school at a leading public university in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Our students can get a world-class education at an affordable price in the epicenter of public service and policymaking. Once they graduate, they can apply the understanding and analytic skills they gained in our classrooms at some of the most prestigious companies, consulting firms, nonprofits, multinational organizations, and government agencies in Washington, D.C., and beyond.
The School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs (SPGIA) prepares undergraduate and graduate students to be leaders who advance the public good in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. SPGIA was formed in August 2014 by a merger between the School of Public Policy and the Department of Public and International Affairs.